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Explore the Deschutes River & Deschutes National Wilderness Area – and enjoy some special deals for Meredith Lodging Guests!

There are so many ways to enjoy the natural beauty of the Deschutes - from the trails to the river to the mountain-tops. Some of our favorite tour companies are below - and several include options to stop for local favorite food and drink, too. These companies also offer guests of Meredith Lodging special deals and discounts. Happy Adventuring!

  • Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe: Imagine floating on a kayak, stand-up paddleboard or canoe through a completely undeveloped, pristine and aqua-blue section of river in the heart of Deschutes National Forest. Paddling among lava flows stretching to Paulina Peak in Newberry Crater National Monument, Aspen groves, tranquil lagoons and side channels, the Half-Day Deschutes River Tour is the perfect mini-adventure for visitors who want to fit in another activity in the afternoon.  *Group rate (10 or more people) $65 per person. (541) 317-9407
  • Wanderlust Tours: offers year-round guided tours and trips in Central Oregon. In the summer months, options include kayaking, canoeing, caving and volcano sightseeing and numerous evening tours.  In the winter months, options include brewery tours, day and evening snowshoeing tours. *Mention Meredith Lodging for a 10% discount on tours.  Minimum 4 people and the discount is not valid on holidays and special events. (541) 389-8359
  • Big Mountain Heli Tours: Rediscover unique adventures with a private helicopter tour to a local winery, or visit our stunning high desert backcountry, lakes, and mountains from the air with carved volcanic flows and raging rivers below. *Mention Meredith Lodging for $50 OFF a one hour trip for 2 people or $100 OFF a one hour trip for 3 people. (541) 668-7670